Castle Forbes Lime

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Castle Forbes Lime

Post by brothers » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:03 pm

I've noticed that the fragrance has a beautiful bloom after the lather's made and the shave is in progress. It seems to be more than just the single note lime essential oil. The more I use it the more I like it.
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Re: Castle Forbes Lime

Post by ghart » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:10 am

Agreed, it's one of the best. If only CF would come up with a rose cream…

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Re: Castle Forbes Lime

Post by brothers » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:09 am

George, wouldn't it be interesting to get a peek into the Castle Forbes test labs to see if they are looking into other fragrances! Meanwhile, if Rose is what we want, our options are already pretty good, considering the likes of Harris, Truefitt, Trumpers, Salters, Taylors, etc. :wink:
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Re: Castle Forbes Lime

Post by TheMonk » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:57 am

CF Lime is absolutely wonderful. One of my favorite scents, as well as one of my favorite creams.
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Re: Castle Forbes Lime

Post by brothers » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:07 am

This morning, following a 15 second loading time on the cream with the Rooney Finest, the result was a mountain of rich thick and very slick lather. Can't beat it!
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Re: Castle Forbes Lime

Post by BiffBuff » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:14 pm

Absolutely the best lime soap I've used. I would love to try their other scents, but I am resolved not to buy any more shaving stuff (hard or software) until I've used up some of what I currently have. I'm curious what to call the consistancy of the soap -- it's not a hard soap, not a cream, not a croap (like Proraso tub).

Whatever it may be called, the first time I used it I dribbled a little hot water on the surface to bloom it (as I do with hard soaps) and when I was ready to load my brush, it had turned to mush -- useable, but not something I will repeat. It's similar to Wet Shaving Products RUSTIC shaving soaps, or the Martin de Candre Soaps. I think Tabula Rasa soap is similar too -- rather like soft spread margarine.

No blooming needed!
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Re: Castle Forbes Lime

Post by Squire » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:25 pm

I can say this, the first time I lathered Castle Forbes Lime was like the first time I lathered the old Coates Lime, which is to say yes, this is the good stuff.
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Re: Castle Forbes Lime

Post by fallingwickets » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:12 am

If only CF would come up with a rose cream
9 thumbs up to that idea.

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Re: Castle Forbes Lime

Post by brothers » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:50 pm

Just another few days until the CF Lime runs out. When I can use the same one every day until it's all gone, it's a clear sign that it's a favorite. Negative - it's all gone.:cry: Positive - I was able to enjoy many wonderful shaves. :)
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Re: Castle Forbes Lime

Post by brothers » Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:10 am

Even though the tub was only about 1/3 remaining when I started the final attack on the lovely CF Lime, my daily loading of about 15 to 20 seconds resulted in an ample lather. When all was said and done, that small amount of this very firm shaving "cream" yielded another 53 shaves. That is remarkable.

(Note: I liked the Lime, but I am positively addicted to the Cedarwood/Sandalwood, and was able to restock enough additional tubs to last me and my heirs several decades to come. It'll be quite firm, that's for sure.)
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